It’s not just you, it’s all of us

In term 4 (first term of PGP2) at IIM Ahmedabad, we had a course called ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’. The emphasis laid during the course as well as in general management education on ‘thinking like an entrepreneur’ made me dig a bit deeper into what factors truly help create entrepreneurs. Austrian Sociologist and economic historian Joseph Schumpeter…

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A literary soul safari

Some years ago, I went to this remote cottage near Manali, tucked in the lap of the valley, far from any village. The place was ordinary and the lifestyle simple. As I left the place, I felt a feeling of contentment – a rare satisfaction that only some powerful things have given me. There was…

The Medieval Fantasy

As I moved through the pages of A Song of Ice and Fire I realised why I like this particular kind of content so much. When I read about the glorious times of kings and queens and get to know more about the resplendent medieval period, my sense of wondering transports me to an era that I…

Journey to a Name

It was a joyous occasion at the Chatterjee household as they welcomed their first progeny to the world. House number 233 in the IIM Vastrapur campus was soon flooded with friends, relatives, colleagues and students of Prof. Sachin Chatterjee, a recent recruit to the campus. Sachin realized the gravity of the responsibility that the universe…

In Memoriam: P D James

The world of crime writing bid goodbye to its high priestess last week. P.D. James, creator of the gentlemanly detective Adam Dalgliesh, whose exploits she described through 14 books, died aged 94. James got into writing in her late thirties, starting off with detective fiction as an apprenticeship for writing more ‘serious’ novels, but the…